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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Feb 1, 2009 6:35pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: I Hate The Metropolitan Broadcasting Company

Horrible, horrible company. Probably didn't produce a single good show. After all, they gave us crap like "Bingo at Home". Plus, the company later became Metromedia, who btw were even worse! I HATE YOU METROMEDIA!!

The Fox Broadcasting Company, DuMont's evil great-grandson, is hardly that good either. How a company as lovely and charming as DuMont could produce such a disfuctional family of twits is beyond me. It reminds me of some Celebrity families over the years...

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Feb 2, 2009 1:51am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I Hate The Metropolitan Broadcasting Company

Some of their 1970s telemovies were quite good. I quite like Dan Curtis' "Hunter: Scream of the Wolf" with Peter Graves and Clint Walker. "Murder Once Removed" with John Forsythe is OK. Lloyd Bridges' one "A Tattered Web" is a decent TV thriller. And the Francis Ford Coppola one, "The People" with William Shatner, was the best TV movie about teaching in a colony of levitating humanoid aliens stuck in a provincial American town made that year.

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Feb 2, 2009 1:50am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I Hate The Metropolitan Broadcasting Company

I guess Metromedia did do some decent stuff. But Metropolitan, on the other hand, well I just can't name a single decent thing by them!
So, anyone want to rate the descendants of the DuMont network? They are:
Metropolitan Broadcasting
Metromedia
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX)
MyNetworkTV (Ok, DuMont Network's great grand-nephew or something)
The WB Television Network (I'm probably alone on this, but the stations that FOX didn't use became part of this network, so I consider The WB Television Network to be some sort of distant cousin or something)
United Paramount Network (Ok, a VERY distant cousin for having some of the same affiliates and the Paramount connection, though Paramount tried to kill DuMont)
So there, DuMont's direct descendants, some nephews and a few distant cousins. I may of missed a few of course. Plus, FOX News, FOX Kids, FOX8, and any other company born from News Corp's buying of Metromedia could be considered DuMont descendants, even if they are distant second cousins or such.

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Poster: quigs Date: Feb 1, 2009 8:44pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I Hate The Metropolitan Broadcasting Company

Now Seto (Robin) calm down. Don't have a fit. It isn't worth it. Metromedia (MBC) was Mutal Broadcasting Company wasn't it? They did some fine otr programs ie The Mysterious travelor, the Strange Dr. Weird, and my favorite, I Love a Mystery! Take a stroll over to OTR, get compfy, and listen some good otr. In fact, MBC rivaled NBC for 15 years in radio. NBC had the stars but MBC had the stories.

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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Feb 1, 2009 9:29pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I Hate The Metropolitan Broadcasting Company

Metromedia was never Mutual. Metromedia was a decendant of DuMont. Mutual never entered television.

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Poster: quigs Date: Feb 1, 2009 10:52pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I Hate The Metropolitan Broadcasting Company

Sorry sir. Still, it is nothing to get worked up about.